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‘Tis the Season for Job Searching

December 6th, 2012

Think the holidays are the doldrums of job searching? Think again! Despite common misconceptions, the holiday season is actually an opportune time to step up your job search. Before you toss your resume aside and take a month-long hibernation from your search, take the following points into consideration: Everyone thinks this is a bad time.… Read more »

How to Ace Job Assessment Tests and Get the Job

November 29th, 2012

Some employers may require you to complete a preliminary assessment test before officially offering you a job. Typically, these tests consist of questions without a straight right or wrong answer; rather, they provide the employer with a better understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, personality type, working preferences, and potential areas of concern regarding your emotional… Read more »

Set Yourself Up for Success by Following the 30/60/90 Plan!

November 20th, 2012

Starting a new job is an exciting time. However, it can also be a stressful one. An unfamiliar routine combined with the pressures of impressing your new employer and succeeding in your new role can be overwhelming at first. Organizing and creating a plan – especially a visible one you can monitor – is an… Read more »

How to Attract the Best Job Candidates

November 13th, 2012

People love to love their jobs. It sounds simple, but the little things that make a candidate feel special are often the very same things that get lost by the wayside of the employer. Of course you’re looking to win top talent over the competition – aren’t you? If so, you’ll want to attract the… Read more »

Overqualified For a Job? Why You Should Still Apply

November 6th, 2012

Perhaps the most frustrating response for a job seeker is “you’re overqualified.”  This label may be given for a variety of reasons:  your talent level, the company’s budget, or even your years in the industry – but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply for the position. The truth is, almost anyone can be deemed overqualified… Read more »

Resumes: Chronological, Functional, Accomplishment. Knowing Which Type of Resume is Best for Your Job Search.

October 26th, 2012

Perhaps the most important aspect of any job search is updating, editing, and revamping your resume; but have you highlighted your experience in the best way for you? Depending on your skill set and career path, you have several different approaches to organizing your resume: chronological, functional, or an accomplishment-based combination.  If you’re ready to… Read more »

Why You Didn’t Hear Back After You Applied For a Job (and How to Turn Your Luck Around!)

October 19th, 2012

There’s no doubt about it: job seeking is a tough job in itself, and often, one with low morale. In an era where the majority of job hunting is conducted through online job applications or emailed resumes, the likelihood of receiving even an acknowledging response can be slim. High unemployment does mean more competition for… Read more »

What Your Company is Missing: Wellness Programs

October 12th, 2012

More than ever, businesses are offering their employees wide varieties of options for preventative healthcare and promoting general wellness. Healthier employees tend to take fewer sick days and be more productive as a whole.  Although many companies will offer glamorous challenge incentives, such as exercise equipment or gym memberships, small businesses can also offer motivating… Read more »

Benefits of Relocating for a New Job

October 5th, 2012

With the scarce job market we find ourselves immersed in, many job seekers are expanding their search to looking outside their current city’s radius.  For many, relocating can mean new opportunities – not just for yourself, but for your entire family.  The prospect of relocating for work is indeed a challenging one, however, the end… Read more »

Online Applications and the Dreaded “Desired Salary” Field

September 28th, 2012

Employers requesting salary requirements on online applications have become a common obstacle for job seekers. Many job sites will even require an exact number before allowing you to submit your application. With the effect the recession has had on salaries, this can create a sticky situation without an easy answer. However, the good news is… Read more »

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